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Department of Health Policy and Management

Our Department's Mission

The Department of Health Policy and Management focuses on eliminating disparities in health and health care, improving how care is delivered and managed, creating effective health policy and financing public health services delivery.

At a time of extraordinary need driven by rising health care costs, the aging of the population and growing health disparities, our faculty experts mentor students for research and careers in areas related to these critical issues.

Maryland is a national leader in health care reform, and our students have the opportunity to work on innovative initiatives to improve health for Maryland’s most vulnerable diverse populations. Students also benefit from contact with Washington DC-based non-profit and private organizations, as well as federal and state agencies.

Our faculty members represent disciplines including health services, health management, economics, public health, public policy and organizational development.

The School of Public Health will get you where you want to go. The MHA program was great because it combined both the business principles of health and health care systems, as well as the core principles of public health, which is unique to the program. It allows you to create an impact.

Amanda Hemmer, alumna of the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland with red background

Our Degree Programs

Master of Public Health, Health Care Management

The MPH in Healthcare Management provides students with a strong understanding of health service delivery systems and management

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Master of Health Administration (Online)

The MHA Online provides students a strong understanding in health care management and health service delivery systems in two years (full-time) or three years (part-time)

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Master of Public Health, Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation

The MPH in Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation trains students, from a research or practice standpoint, to analyze and evaluate the development of health policy.

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Master of Public Health, Health Equity

The MPH in Health Equity trains students, from a research or practice standpoint, to recognize, describe, and eliminate health disparities

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Master of Public Health, Public Health Practice and Policy (online)

The MPH in Public Health Practice and Policy provides working professionals with the skills to assume leadership roles in addressing public health policy and practice in two years (full-time) or three years (part-time)

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PhD, Health Services Research

The PhD program provides interdisciplinary training in research, practice and policy analysis relevant to the planning, administration, management and evaluation of health and public health programs.

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Connect With Us

Get in Touch With Our Graduate Program Directors

Neil Sehgal, PhD
Assistant Professor & Program Director  
Department of Health Policy and Management 
sehgal@umd.edu
(301) 405-2469 

Melvin Seale, DHSc
Director of Graduate Studies 
mseale@umd.edu

Michel Boudreaux, PhD 
Associate Professor & Program Director 
Department of Health Policy and Management
mhb@umd.edu 
(301) 405-6118 

Melvin Seale, DHSc
Director of Graduate Studies 
mseale@umd.edu

Kellee White, PhD 
Associate Professor & Program Director  
Department of Health Policy and Management
kwhite20@umd.edu 

Melvin Seale, DHSc
Director of Graduate Studies 
mseale@umd.edu

 

Luisa Franzini, PhD
Professor and Chair                         
Department of Health Policy and Management 
franzini@umd.edu
(301) 405-2470

Negin Fouladi, PhD, MPH, MS
Fouladi@umd.edu
(301) 405-6122

Negin Fouladi, PhD, MPH, MS
Fouladi@umd.edu
(301) 405-6122

Plan a Visit!

Dept. of Health Policy and Management
SPH Building, 4200 Valley Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-2611

Contact: Dr. Melvin Seale
Email: mseale@umd.edu

Find directions and parking information on the SPH visitor page.